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January 30 2024

Calgary Chamber calls for stable policy environment as federal government resumes

Calgary, January 30, 2024 – With the federal government resuming sitting this week, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce calls for a necessary focus on business in the session ahead. Specifically, we call for strategic investments in emerging economic sectors like clean tech, targeted support for business to mitigate the impacts of rising costs and inflation and measures to address housing affordability. We also call for government to withdraw the oil and gas emissions cap, and instead focus on advancing decarbonization technologies and existing policy frameworks such as Investment Tax Credits.

“While Alberta is better positioned to weather economic uncertainty compared to other provinces across the country, businesses need a stable policy environment in order to invest and continue driving the economy forward,” said Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. “We encourage the government to focus on supporting businesses and people in addressing ongoing affordability challenges and minimize the layering of regulation – particularly on Canada’s energy industry.”

We are pleased to see progress made toward building an inclusive economy and the development of clean growth initiatives but continued fiscal prudence is necessary to reach our shared short-term and long-term economic goals. In the session ahead, we encourage government to focus on:

As the government resumes sitting, the Calgary Chamber encourages engagement with the business community. We also urge an increased focus on fiscal prudence, investments in emerging economic sectors, targeted supports to mitigate the impacts businesses are facing as a result of rising costs and inflation, and policies that address housing affordability.


The Calgary Chamber of Commerce exists to help businesses reach their potential. As the convenor and catalyst for a vibrant, inclusive and prosperous business community, the Chamber works to build strength and resilience among its members and position Calgary as a magnet for talent, diversification and opportunity. As an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1891, we build on our history to serve and advocate for businesses of all sizes, in all sectors across the city.


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